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16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 27 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767737088.0

Size: 16'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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85
Good Ranked in the Top 31% of Garden Rooms.
Position 166 of 540 Garden Rooms - Down 31 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse

The 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse is fit with lockable double doors that use a lock and key locking system and is treated using a tigerskin burnt orange (water based) process [1]. The 4 full length windows used on this particular 16’x8′ use a 3mm toughened glass material.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 5 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. When looking at cladding material used on the top 10% of all garden rooms, shiplap tongue & groove is used on 78% of them.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 89% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

3. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 100% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

4. The toughened glass window installation is known to be a great choice, and our data shows us that 78% of the top 10% of garden rooms make use of this kind of glazing.

5. The mineral felt roof covering found on this garden room is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this garden room fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for garden room walls out of the 2 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden rooms, that you’ll also see getting used on 43% (41 of 95) of all garden rooms analysed [3], as well as being used on 78% (7 of 9) of the top 10% of garden rooms [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 50% of 16’x8′ garden rooms (3 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 16’x8′ garden rooms (84), the 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 4 found on same-size garden rooms [6]. It is used on 44% of all garden rooms [7] and is also used across 44% of the top 10% of garden rooms [8] we analysed. Further analysis shows us that out of all 16’x8′ garden rooms this is the only one to use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size garden rooms [10]. This roofing material is used on 48% of all garden rooms analysed, and 89% of the top 10% of garden rooms. 50% of 16’x8′ garden rooms (3 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 16’x8′ garden rooms (84), the 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden room which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size garden rooms [11]. It’s used on 29% of all garden rooms and 44% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Our data on all 16’x8′ garden rooms shows us this is the only one to use a 12mm roofing solution.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size garden rooms [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 32% of garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of 16’x8′ garden rooms. According to the data we have on all garden rooms, out of the the 16’x8’s this is the only one to use a mineral felt roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden room chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction and is the only type found on this size of garden room [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 51% of all garden rooms we analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of those garden rooms. 50% of 16’x8′ garden rooms (3 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 16’x8′ garden rooms (84), the 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 4 found on same-size garden rooms [14]. It’s found on 36% of all garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Out of all 16’x8′ garden rooms it turns out that this is the only one to use a 12mm flooring.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this garden room. As a glazing option, we rate it the best glazing types and is also the only type found on 16’x8′ garden rooms [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 22% of all windowed garden rooms and 88% of the top 10% of garden rooms with windows we analysed. 50% of 16’x8′ garden rooms with windows (3 in total) use toughened glass windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those toughened glass 16’x8′ garden rooms (84), the 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

The windows on this garden room use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 4 different thicknesses found on same-size garden rooms [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 14% of all the windowed garden rooms we analysed and used on 50% of the top 10% of windowed garden rooms. Out of all windowed 16’x8′ garden rooms this is the only garden room to make use of 3mm windows.

The 457mm x 1605mm windows on this garden room are 1% equal than the average 16’x8′ garden room. The window height is 1,605.00mm (5′) tall which is 100% taller than the average 16’x8′ with 802.50mm (3′) extra height. The window width is 457.00mm (2′) wide which is 9% narrower than the average 16’x8′ with 39.00mm (0.1′) narrower width.

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Height

The height of this garden room is 1985mm (6′) which is 9% less than the average 16’x8′ garden room, giving you 169.0mm (0.6′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,792.00mm (6′) tall which is 3% or 58.67mm (0.2′) shorter than the average 16’x8′.
The door width is 1,092.00mm (4′) wide which is 26% or 285.33mm (0.9′) narrower than the average 16’x8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 16’x8′ garden rooms with comparable specifications. The 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £281 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden rooms out of the 5 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £1 with this Redlands 18′ x 8′ Studio Summer House. It is priced at £6,209, this is 144% more than this and has an Expert Score of 85, 0 points equal than the 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse.

The 16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse is the best scoring garden room available out of all 5 16’x8′ garden rooms we analysed.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden room with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse
Redlands 18′ x 8′ Studio Summer House
Redlands 20′ x 8′ Studio Summer House

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Redlands 18′ x 8′ Studio Summer House
Redlands 20′ x 8′ Studio Summer House
BillyOh Studi Insulated Garden Room

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 1 garden rooms that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
16’x8′ Tiger Barn Retreat Summerhouse
Redlands 18′ x 8′ Studio Summer House
Redlands 20′ x 8′ Studio Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Corner Garden Office, Corner Garden Rooms, Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Summer House Workshops, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
16'x8'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
TigerSkin Burnt Orange (Water Based)
Locking System
Lock and Key
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1985mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1985mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2613mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2613mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1792mm
Door Width (Imperial)
4'
Door Width (Metric)
1092mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Depth (Imperial)
187.01"
Depth (Metric)
4750mm
Width (Imperial)
92.52"
Width (Metric)
2350mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.1" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
990 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
450 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 1605mm
Window Size (Metric)
457mm x 1605mm
Framing Style
Standard
Window Style
Full Length
Door Size (Imperial)
1092mm x 1792mm
Door Size (Metric)
1092mm x 1792mm
Base Size (Imperial)
187.01" x 92.52"
Base Size (Metric)
4750mm x 2350mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
183.54" x 89.05"
Internal Size (Metric)
4662mm x 2262mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2501mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2501mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1929mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1929mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
187.95" x 93.46"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
4774mm x 2374mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
191.89" x 99.76"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
4874mm x 2534mm

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Expert Score 8380908380
Price £2,329.00£8,199.00£4,734.00£1,074.00£3,095.99
Size 12' x 8'10' x 10'11' x 7'7' x 5'20'x8'
Brand ShireForest XtendRedlandsLoxleyTiger Sheds
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm16mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years15 Years15 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.


1. TigerSkin®: Is a solvent based wood treatment that is manufactured by AChem. Solvent based wood treatments are considered better than water based wood treatments. A solvent based treatment typically consists of 70% white spirit, this helps the treatment penetrate deeper into the wood. Water based treatments typically only consist of 10% white spirit, this reduces the penetration effectiveness of the treatment.

Achem claim the treatment acts against wood discolouring fungi (blue stain) as well as against wood boring insects. They say that the preservative requires 2-3 coats, and dries in 12 hours under normal conditions (20 °C / 65% rel. humidity). Low temperatures, increased humidity may increase drying time. The treatment is regulated under the European Biocides Regulation (EU BPR; EU 528/2012). 

2. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, wood 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 9 shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

5. 16’x8′ cladding data sourced from: 6 16’x8′ shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm garden rooms 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 9 12mm garden rooms 

9. 16’x8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 1 16’x8′ 12mm garden rooms 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: toughened glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm, 4mm 

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767737088.0

Size: 16'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
£3,052.99
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